Agenda | Podcast
Agenda is your Saturday morning fix of art, politics, news and trash from a feminist perspective. Presented by Katie Winten and Isabelle Hore-Thorburn; the brains behind Women In The Arts. Produced by Mari Stuart.
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EP 88 DECOLONIAL IMAGINATION
We were also joined by Mellum PR's Uda Widanapathirana, to hear about about Women in Music Empowerment Day 2018 and their work as an artist manager for HABITS and Miss Blanks.
Plus, for Rough Idea we heard more of Natasha Matila-Smith's chat with curator Ioana Gordon-Smith, about what it means to be an Indigenous artist in New Zealand.
EP 87 NECTAR, CAMP OUT & ROUGH IDEA
Plus, we debuted a new segment called Rough Idea with writer and artist Natasha Matila-Smith featuring NZ-based creative practitioners. This week Natasha spoke with Ioana Gordon-Smith, a curator at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery in Auckland, about the new exhibition From The Shore.
EP 86 SWEET 15 SUPPORTER DRIVE SPECIAL
This week on Agenda as part of FBi Radio's Sweet 15 supporter drive, we heard from some FBi legends both past and present about what the station means to them:
- Deepa Alam (Wednesday Lunch)
- Lucy Smith (former presenter of Up For It)
- Lee Tran Lam (Local Fidelity)
- A.H. Cayley (founder of Backchat)
- Grace Farrell (Friday Arvos)
- Ayebatonye Abrakasa (Don't @ Me)
- Maria Dimitriakis (Weekend Overhang)
- Nikki Brogan (FBi's Managing Director)
- Isabelle Hore-Thorburn (Agenda co-founder)
- Caroline Gates (former Program Director of FBi Radio)
EP 85 HYPNIC JERKS & NOTHING TO LOSE
This week we heard from Archie Barry, a multidisciplinary artist working across video and performance. They spoke about Archie’s upcoming performance artwork Hypnic as part of The Public Body .03, an exhibition taking place at Artspace in Woolloomooloo on Wednesday 26 September.
We also spoke to Melbourne based musician, producer, artist and architecture academic Simona Castricum about her upcoming performance at Soft Centre, a one-day festival of radical performance art, sound and visual design happening on Saturday September 22nd at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.
Plus, we were joined Lisa Rose, the director of Queer Screen Film Fest, and Jain Moralee who is the producer of Nothing to Lose, a documentary by queer artist and fat activist Kelli Jean Drinkwater screening as part of the festival on Friday September 21st.
EP 84 FATHER'S DAY & SCREEN REPRESENTATION
Who do you look up to or learn from? For Thoughts That Count we talked pros and cons of Father's Day and all kinds of families/relationships, featuring an analysis of some problematic Kanye West lyrics about being a father and what that means to him.
We were also joined by filmmaker, producer and actor Vonne Patiag, who works across stage, screen and performance to focus on issues exploring queer and ethnic intersection in Australia. Vonne has co-written a queer sitcom called Obviously! That opens as part of Sydney Fringe Festival next Thursday night, he’s also recently created a short documentary calledShading, examining current practices of ‘white-washing’ ethnic skin tones of performers in the film and theatre industries.
Plus, we spoke to Sarinah Masukor and Jaya Keaney about The Watermelon Woman, a film that stars Cheryl Dunye as a movie-obsessed young queer woman working in a Philadelphia video store. She’s drawn to films from the 1930s which feature anonymous black women and decides to make a documentary about actress Fae Richards, known as ‘the Watermelon Woman’. Sarinah from Runway Australian Experimental Art has been working with Jaya Keaney to feature Jaya’s written response to the film, and Runway are hosting a screening happening at Golden Age Cinema and Bar on Wednesday September 12.
EP 83 UNSPOKEN WORDS & TEAM INDIGENOUS DREAMING
Who's the coolest teenager you know? FBi Radio turned 15 this week and for Thoughts That Count we talked about teenagers doing amazing things, from Marley Dias to Amandla Stenberg.
We were also joined by Emma Rose Smith and Vanessa Lee who are programmers for Unspoken Words, a festival by and for storytellers, with performances, workshops, discussions and special events happening on 7-17 September at various locations around the inner west.
Plus, we spoke to Meriki Hill and Briony Beckett, members of a rollerderby team called Team Indigenous Dreaming who are currently raising funds to go to the Australian National Roller Derby Championships.
EP 82 IRREGULAR FIT & FACEBOOK GROUPS
This week we were joined by Gayatri and B.T.W.'s Gianna Hayes to chat about Irregular Fit, a night of creating and reclaiming space within the electronic music scene, presented by House of Ayebatonye and MusicNSW on Saturday 25 August at Tokyo Sing Song.
If you're Indigenous, POC, female identifying, non binary, LGBTQIA++ or have a disability and ever felt like you've ever wanted to learn how to DJ from some of Sydney's best and play a set at Irregular Fit, send Ayebatonye an email - email@example.com!
Plus, for Thoughts That Count this week we looked at the power of Facebook groups and heard from Flossy's Melissa Roberts.
EP 81 ACTIVISM, TOCK & THE WAVES
Today at 11am on FBi Radio we've got not one, not two but THREE interviews lined up with some incredible guests:
- Change.org's Sally Rug, for the How To Be An Activist workshop happening at the Sydney Opera House on September 1st
- Curator Kate Britton and artist Angela Tiatia for The Waves, a new exhibition opening on August 18th at Sullivan + Strump
- Artist Jesse Mullins to chat about Series Concert's first event Tock with Ptwiggs & Andy Garvey on August 25th.
EP 80 LEE LIN CHIN, PLAYLIST & LIMINAL
This week we were joined by Karen Therese, Tasha O'Brien and May Tran from PYT Fairfield to talk about their new work Playlist, described as "Beyoncé meets the women’s marches meets Australian Idol" happening from August 2-11.
For Thoughts That Count Tanya and Mari spoke about Lee Lin Chin and what she meant for the Asian-Australian community. We also heard thoughts from Hyun Lee, Reg Harris and Allison Chan on female, trans or non-binary Asian-Australians who have influenced them.
We also spoke to Leah Jing McIntosh who is the editor of Liminal Mag, an online space for the exploration, interrogation and celebration of the Asian-Australian experience.
EP 79 CAMP COPE & YMO COLLECTIVE
This week we heard Tanya's conversation with Camp Cope's Kelly-Dawn Helmrich before their performance at the Sydney Opera House on July 25.
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